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Is A Cheaper Honda Civic Type R Coming?

Is A Cheaper Honda Civic Type R Coming?

Honda satisfied fan boys everywhere when it revealed the 306 horsepower Civic Type R a few weeks ago, but not every fan may be able to foot the $35,000 entry price. Apparently Honda realizes this too, because there’s speculation that they will roll out a proper base model for 2018.

On Twitter, Honda enthusiast and host of a Honda news show on YouTube HondaPro Jason tweeted a screenshot showing two models for the 2018 Type R. The two models include a base and Touring trim level. In theory, that would mean the 2018 Type R cost of entry will be reduced from the near $35,000 of the 2017 model.

As of right now the Civic Type R is launching in Touring trim only in 2017. In the Honda world, that means the Type R comes standard with basically everything the brand offers, such as navigation system and more.

A base trim at a lower price point would likely be a more appealing option for enthusiasts and the tuner crowd. You know, the guys who want to save their money for aftermarket add-ons versus paying a higher sticker price for things they don’t want.

For now this can be chalked up as speculation, but it all certainly makes a lot of sense. The new Type R will be headed to Honda dealerships shortly for the 2017 model year; available exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox.





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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